Gene Valentini

Texas Rural Mediation Services (TRMS) was established to address disputes among and between consumers, peers, businesses, agriculture producers, ranchers, creditors and various USDA agencies.  In 2000, Governor George Bush appointed, and in 2004 Governor Perry reaffirmed, the Texas Dispute Resolution System to administer the USDA Mediation Program for Texas.

Anyone can request mediation through the program, regardless of the county in which they live.  Texas Rural Mediation Services is headquartered in Lubbock County, and from this office these services are administered for the State of Texas.  Our mediators are located all over the state, and participant's travel to a mediation site is limited. 
These are just some of the issues that can be mediated through TRMS:

  • Credit issues, including car, home, and land loans and accelerations
  • Employee employer issues
  • Family issues, including mediation for divorce, custody issues and planning for elderly parents
  • Healthcare issues, including access to care and billing issues
  • Insurance issues
  • Landlord/ tenant issues
  • Neighbor issues, including barking dogs and boundary disputes
  • Rural loan, grant and disaster assistance programs
  • School and adolescent issues
  • Service and contract issues

Through this program, any of our alternative dispute resolution services, not just mediation services, may be available.  To request services through TRMS or for more information about the program, please contact our office.

Contact Gene Valentini

Texas Rural Mediation Services
Lubbock County DRC
916 Main, Suite 800
P.O. Box 10536
Lubbock, Texas  79408
Phone: (806) 775-1720
Fax: (806) 775-1729


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Texas

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